SAINT-SAENS Camille - Autograph Letter Signed 1880 promising a little work to a pianist
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)Autograph Letter Signed (“C. Saint-Saëns”) to “Mademoiselle” [probably the pianist Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos], promising to have a “little work” for the piano to offer her soon.
1 page 8vo in French, Boulogne, 3 September 1880.
Trans: “I write very little for the piano, you know it, but I hope in a short while to have a little work to offer you. I would be very happy to see it under the auspices of your talent which grows every day, although it has been fulfilled for a long time.”
The letter has been attributed as being to Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos, who would have been only twenty at the time of the letter, but already a respected pianist, and certainly “Mademoiselle” as she married a year later.
In 1891 Saint-Saëns dedicated his fantasia Africa to Roger-Miclos, although it is possible that he refers here to another short piece.
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